CSBoard 0.6 review

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CSBoard is a small GUI for gnuchess

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: Nickolay V. Shmyrev
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CSBoard is a small GUI for gnuchess. It is written in C# and uses gtk-sharp and mono. CSBoard is simple, but allows you just play chess with SVG graphics and native look and desktop theme usage.

CSBoard has very detailed user documentation and fully integrated with GNOME desktop environment for many things, like support of mime-types.

CSBoard use gnuchess as playing engine, but you can also play with crafty of phalanx.

Currently user part of CSBoard is almost finished, it can satisfy newbie user needs. But the requirements of advanced chess users are much more complicated.

So the main goal is development of architecture that will allow things like ICS (internet chess server) support but still keep interface simple.

Gnome libraries
mono 1.0
gtk-sharp with support for gtk
libglade and rsvg.

What's New in This Release:
This version is mostly bugfix and update to recent mono, we include AboutDialog and so on.
More improvements are planned soon.

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